Exploring the Relationship between Quality of Sleep and Learning Satisfactions on the Nursing College Students


Background and Aim: Quality of sleep is essential element for learning and memory. Students’ learning performance may be affected by sleep. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between quality of sleep and learning satisfaction on nursing college students. Design and Participants: A cross-sectional with correlation study design was employed. 200 students were recruited from the nursing college. Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index and Learning Satisfaction Scale were used for data collection. SPSS for window 17.0 was used for data analysis. Results: Findings showed: 1) 53% of participants rated their sleep quality as poor; 2) the global learning satisfaction of participants varied between highly satisfaction and satisfaction; 3) the global learning satisfaction was significantly negative related to “subjective sleep quality”, “use the sleep pill”, and “daytime dysfunction” (p < 0.05), finally, students who were interested in nursing can be explained 10.2% of the total amount of variances in learning satisfaction. Conclusions: The findings can provide information regarding nursing students’ sleep status and learning satisfaction to school teacher. The information would be helpful as evidences when laying out nursing curriculum to strengthen students’ sleep hygiene and learning of affective domain in the future.

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Hsu, H. , Chen, T. , Lee, C. , Shih, W. and Lin, M. (2014) Exploring the Relationship between Quality of Sleep and Learning Satisfactions on the Nursing College Students. Health, 6, 1738-1748. doi: 10.4236/health.2014.614206.

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